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This Week in Women's Tennis

2014 Schedule
Feb. 1 at Marquette W, 5-2
Feb. 2 Northern Illinois W, 5-2
Feb. 9 Milwaukee W, 6-1
Feb. 14 #63 Louisville L, 5-2
Feb. 16 Dartmouth Cancelled
Feb. 22 at Creighton W, 7-0
Feb. 23 at Drake L, 4-3
March 1 #37 DePaul L, 4-3
March 2 Minnesota L, 4-3
March 8 UIC W, 4-3
March 18 at San Jose State Cancelled
March 21 Nebraska W, 4-3
March 23 at #65 Iowa W, 4-3
March 28 #35 Indiana L, 5-2
March 30 #46 Purdue L, 5-2
April 4 at Penn State L, 4-3
April 6 at #53 Ohio State L, 6-1
April 12 at #60 Michigan State L, 6-1
April 13 at #14 Michigan L, 6-1
April 19 #13 Northwestern L, 7-0
April 20 #43 Illinois L, 5-2
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2014 Roster
Becca Bailey 5-5 SR
Lauren Burich 5-9 SO
Lauren Chypyha 5-11 SO
Nova Patel 5-5 RS SO
Sydney Rider 5-8 FR
Anastasia Tripolskaya 5-4 SO
Pernilla Wohlstrom 5-8 SO
Complete Roster

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Season-in-Review: Badgers show signs of future success
UW will lose lone senior to graduation

The Wisconsin women’s tennis team wrapped up the 2013-14 season in the opening round of the 2014 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament in Evanston, Ill. The Badgers finished the season with a 7-13 record including a 2-10 mark in Big Ten play. Despite its youth, the team showed signs of future success under first-year head coach Tina Samara.

Individual Highlights
UW was faced with its first obstacle of the season after losing three players, including Pernilla Wholstrom was lost for the season with a back injury, leaving the Badgers with only five healthy players. The Badgers also welcomed a familiar face back to the team, senior Becca Bailey, who had been a walk-on her freshman year.

As a sophomore, Lauren Chypyha stepped up to lead the team in No. 1 singles and worked her way up from No. 2 doubles to No. 1 doubles. Chypyha held an impressive 13-0 streak in the regular season including two ranked wins. She ended the season leading the team with a 15-5 record and 6-5 mark in Big Ten. For her efforts, Chypyha was also named a first-team All-Big Ten honoree.

Anastasia Tripolskaya also made huge strides, working her way up from No. 3 singles to No. 2 singles and played No. 2 doubles. Tripolskaya also led the team with a 15-5 record and a tea-best of seven conference wins. Aside from claiming the most noteworthy win of the season by defeating a top 20 player, Tripolskaya was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for her sportsmanship and ethical behavior both on and off the court.

Lauren Burich also elevated her game in 2013-14, bringing consistent performances to the top of the singles lineup. She played No. 2 singles and No. 3 singles this season, along with No. 1 doubles. Her season was highlighted with a win over Izabella Zgierska of Nebraska. Burich claimed the first set, 6-4, and rallied back from a second set loss of 6-0 to win the third set, 6-4.

Coming back from a knee injury last year, Nova Patel moved up from No. 5 singles to No. 4 singles. She finished the season with a 12-6 record and tied Chypyha with six conference wins. Patel and Tripolskaya held the best doubles record with six wins, as the duo primarily competed at No. 2 doubles.

Sydney Rider and Becca Bailey rounded out the bottom of UW’s singles lineup. Competing predominantly at No. 5 singles, Rider held her own as the only freshman on the team. Although she did not have the best spring season, her best moments came in the fall where she won five matches. Bailey stepped in for the Badgers at the No. 6 singles spot where she was able to claim a pair of conference wins including a shutout against Penn State’s Lisa Petruzillo.

Signature Wins
The Badgers managed seven wins this season, and none was bigger than a 4-3 home upset of No. 65 Iowa on March 23. Chypyha knocked-off the 88th-ranked Ruth Seaborne at No. 1 and both Tripolskaya and Bailey had three-set clinchers at No. 3 and No. 6 singles, respectively, to win the match.

Not only did Chypyha knock-off Seaborne, she also earned a win over 89th-ranked Rebecca Shine of Lousiville. The only other Badger to claim a ranked win was Tripolskaya, who defeated 20th-ranked Ronit Yurovsky. After dropping the first set, 6-0, she rallied back for an impressive second set win of 7-5 and won the third set, 1-0.

Looking Ahead
Despite their 2-10 conference record, the Badgers return the majority of their young roster. Wholstrom will return from injury, providing a steadying influence at the top of the lineup, and each sophomore will be a year older and know what to expect. With a talented, more experienced team next season, the future looks bright for the Badgers.

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